Electric Mk1

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Anyone knows something about the range of this kit?
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Re: Electric Mk1

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mab01uk wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:39 pm Classic Electric Mini Conversion Kit £8,850 plus taxes.
"A purpose designed vehicle electrification conversion kit for Classic Minis is now available to order. Suitable for vehicle conversion specialists as well as the home mechanic."
https://swind.life/products/cmk/
Talk about dishonest advertising!

The £8,000 and some quoted looks, on the face of it a very good price, however once you read a bit further down you see this "price" does not include such luxuries as an "optional" motor controller at nearly 4 grand or "optional" batteries at a further £16,000

Fricken ridiculous!
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Lots of cries of “sacrilege!” on Facebook doing this to a “historic” car. Yes to a Mini (a shell that was probably built a couple of months ago) , possibly the most modified and customised car in automotive history, flip fronts, spaceframes, sprints, soft tops, fast backs, Vtecs and V8s are ok but not batteries. 🤷‍♂️
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Why bother on other opinions?

If it's your car, your time and your money, then it's also your decision and only your decision!
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Pete wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:06 pm Lots of cries of “sacrilege!” on Facebook doing this to a “historic” car. Yes to a Mini (a shell that was probably built a couple of months ago) , possibly the most modified and customised car in automotive history, flip fronts, spaceframes, sprints, soft tops, fast backs, Vtecs and V8s are ok but not batteries. 🤷‍♂️
I totally agree Pete, shame on Downton, Radford and all those others!! :D :D
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Re: Electric Mk1

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Pete wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:06 pm Lots of cries of “sacrilege!” on Facebook doing this to a “historic” car. Yes to a Mini (a shell that was probably built a couple of months ago) , possibly the most modified and customised car in automotive history, flip fronts, spaceframes, sprints, soft tops, fast backs, Vtecs and V8s are ok but not batteries. 🤷‍♂️
One of the things that first got me interested in Mini's in the 1960/70's was the huge variety of modified and customised Minis both on the road and in motorsport and the ongoing efforts of some to incorporate later developments in automotive technology into the car Issigonis originally designed for the District Nurse. Much as I appreciate a standard factory showroom example or an in period modified Mini to preserve a 'historic' car, it is a shame now to hear lots of cries of "sacrilege" whenever anyone dares not to conform, even today Minis of most kinds are not exactly rare or irreplaceable by historic/classic car standards. As Pete says above an electric 'historic' Mini could be built using a shell built a couple of months ago which is hardly sacrilege.... :D
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Re: Electric Mk1

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mk1 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:03 am
mab01uk wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:39 pm Classic Electric Mini Conversion Kit £8,850 plus taxes.
"A purpose designed vehicle electrification conversion kit for Classic Minis is now available to order. Suitable for vehicle conversion specialists as well as the home mechanic."
https://swind.life/products/cmk/
Talk about dishonest advertising!

The £8,000 and some quoted looks, on the face of it a very good price, however once you read a bit further down you see this "price" does not include such luxuries as an "optional" motor controller at nearly 4 grand or "optional" batteries at a further £16,000

Fricken ridiculous!
I agree......as a minimum their ad should really be amended to read 'From £8,850 plus taxes'
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